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  • Arkansas State Senator Is Wrong About Stand Your Ground Legislation. Here's Why.

    03/16/2019 2:38:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 12, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Arkansas state Senator Stephanie Flowers captivated the international news media with her fiery attack on “Stand Your Ground” legislation, which guarantees the right to defend oneself without retreating as far as possible. Author Joyce Carol Oates took inspiration from Flowers’ comments, lauding her as “astonishing/courageous.” Actress Sarah Silverman hailed her as a “hero,” saying that her “face should be on money.”
  • Arkansas Senate passes bill banning abortion at 18 weeks: Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to sign it.

    03/13/2019 1:44:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/13/2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    ARKANSAS, March 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Arkansas state Senate has voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation that would ban most abortions at 18 weeks of pregnancy, two weeks earlier than the current legal cutoff point in that state. House Bill 1439 would forbid abortions from taking place more than 18 weeks after the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period, except in cases of rape, incest, or physical medical emergency. It passed the state Senate with little debate on a 28-6 vote Monday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. “This bill actually has been well discussed,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican state...
  • In Her First Town Hall, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Came Off As A Leftist, Not a Centrist

    03/11/2019 11:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/2019 | David Marcus
    Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, complete with lei, took the stage at SXSW in Austin to do her first town hall as a presidential candidate Sunday night on CNN. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is running for president and would be the youngest, first woman, and first Hindu president in our nation’s history. Many pundits have placed Gabbard in the center or even right of the Democratic Party. If so, the center or right of the Democratic Party is pretty leftist. Her first question was about American intervention in the rest of the world, and how she could be against American...
  • $293 million tax increase [AR] Constitutional Amendment debate 2-3pm central today! [3-6-19]

    03/06/2019 9:22:42 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 18 replies
    Red alert! HJR1018, the $293 million tax increase for highways Constitutional Amendment has been deceptively scheduled for today upon adjournment of the AR Senate around 2-3? I'll try to livestream the event on my facebook page with commentary or you can watch it on your own here: Arkansas Legislator website) Agenda that was not available last night)
  • #Livestream of the Arkansas House tax increases for pet projects and Bike Trails & #muhroads

    03/04/2019 12:19:33 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 4 replies
    030419 | facebook livestream by me
    #Livestream of the Arkansas House tax increases for the arrogant bureaucrat Scott Bennett to waste on more pet projects and Bike Trails & #muhroads facebook livestream here
  • 2020 Democrats Running for President

    02/27/2019 11:15:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Washington (CNN)The 2020 Democratic field is taking shape, with candidates revealing their intentions on a seemingly everyday basis. Here's a look at the Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring. We're going to keep updating this list through the campaign season as candidates announce their intentions or drop their bids. Announced campaigns Sen. Cory Booker.....
  • Arkansas Democratic Lawmaker Teases 2020 Plans: "I'm Working On It"

    03/01/2019 12:34:04 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    KARK ^ | February 8, 2019 | Mark Moseley
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A leading Democratic state lawmaker says she is working on plans for 2020. State Senator Joyce Elliott (D-Little Rock) has served multiple terms in the Arkansas Senate and Arkansas House. She previously ran as the Democratic nominee in the 2010 election in Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District, losing to Republican Tim Griffin. Some Democrats have mentioned the possibility of Elliott running in the 2020 U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican Tom Cotton. On Capitol View, airing Sunday, February 10th, host Jessi Turnure asked Elliott if she had any plans for 2020. "My plan for 2020 is to...
  • Fayetteville Arkansas: Public high school students use art to learn Islamic faith

    02/27/2019 10:55:52 PM PST · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | FEB 25, 2019 1:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Arkansas: Public high school students use art to learn Islamic faith When does the project begin that will teach students the Christian faith? Right, never. That would be unconstitutional. But this? This is fine, because Muslims are being subjected to harassment and discrimination all over the country, right? Well, “people are very nice. So far I’ve not had a bad experience.” Oops. How inconvenient for the narrative. “Arkansas high school students use art to learn Islamic faith,” by Dave Perozek, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 24, 2019: A high school art project helped students gain a new perspective by connecting them...
  • Christian grocery store owner receives death threat for ‘Hell has open borders’ ad

    The Christian owner of a grocery store chain received a death threat in response to a message on his weekly ad mailer that featured a statement about Heaven, Hell and border walls. Mac’s Cash Savers, which has grocery stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, sent the weekly ad, which in addition to noting prices for certain products also included the statement “Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.” Reggy McDaniel, owner of Mac’s, told The Christian Post in an interview Monday afternoon that the chief purpose of the...
  • Arkansas becomes state #13 to pass the Convention of States resolution

    02/15/2019 7:09:29 PM PST · by Nateman · 43 replies ^ | February 13, 2019 | Kyle Key
    Little Rock, AR, February 14, 2019 – Convention of States Action, the largest Article V grassroots organization in the country, is pleased to announce that today Arkansas became the 13th state to call for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose fiscal restraints on Washington, limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials. “We are very excited that Arkansas has become the 13th state to pass the Convention of States resolution,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “This success is the result of incredible grassroots effort in conjunction with great...
  • Welcome to Arkansas!

    02/14/2019 3:21:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies ^ | 2-13-2019 | Bookworm
    ||While driving through Arkansas I had a run-in with law enforcement . . . which showcased professionalism and the benefits of mutual respect.|| I've been driving cross-country across the southern U.S. and it's been a lovely trip. For the past many years, barring one summer trip to Civil War battlefields, my trips have been to Europe and Southeast Asia. They've been great trips and I've seen wonderful things. I don't regret those travels at all. Nevertheless, I really enjoy traveling in my own country. I like how vast America is. I like how friendly Americans are. I like American architecture,...
  • By 2080, global warming will make New York City feel like Arkansas

    02/13/2019 6:27:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    USA Today | February 13, 2019 | by Doyle Rice
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  • Chelsea Clinton defends Omar, says Trump never said sorry for ‘white nationalism’ embrace

    02/12/2019 11:11:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was "inadequate," and blasted President Trump for peddling hate. Clinton, who was critical of Omar's tweets, posting that "we should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism," but said on Tuesday that Trump is a "far more powerful person" and has never apologized "for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate." Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans, when she...
  • Hillary Clinton zings GOP, Trump for ripping off her 2016 campaign slogan

    02/12/2019 12:38:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 12, 2019 | by Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Hillary Clinton accused Republicans and President Donald Trump on Tuesday of cribbing her 2016 presidential campaign slogan "Stronger Together." "Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights," Clinton tweeted.
  • Heaven has a wall: Grocery store ad mailer stirs controversy

    02/11/2019 3:48:14 PM PST · by DannyTN · 46 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2019 | KARK-TV
    CAMDEN, Ark. (KARK) - A family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message.
  • Cuban guards surrounding Venezuela's Maduro, US military commander says

    02/11/2019 12:55:48 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Venezuela’s disputed and embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is so fearful of his own people that he has called on Cuban guards to serve as his security detail, a top U.S. military official said. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that Maduro, fearing for his own safety, has “completely surround[ed]” himself with Cuban security. “I think it’s a good sense of where the loyalty of the Venezuelan people are, that his immediate security force is made up of Cubans,” Faller told the committee.
  • Ann Coulter: If we aren't getting a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican

    09/20/2017 8:19:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/20/2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she would prefer Vice President Mike Pence over President Trump because Trump is failing to build his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "If we are not getting a wall, we might as well have a, you know, attractive, dignified Republican there, Coulter said on Newsmax TV. Coulter is the author of In Trump We Trust but she has turned on Trump in the last few weeks, and said Pence is now a "better option." Coulter railed against Trump after Democrats reported they had a deal with the White House to pass legislation protecting immigrants...
  • Senate blocks White House-backed bill to end shutdown [fails 50-47]

    01/24/2019 12:23:06 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/24/2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats blocked a White House backed-plan to end the 34-day partial shutdown, turning it down in a 51-47 vote on Thursday. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with Republicans to advance the measure, but it fell short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster. In an unexpected development, Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) voted against Trump's plan. Lee is considered a fiscal hawk and Cotton is one of the Senate’s most conservative members on immigration. The Senate is expected to hold a second vote Thursday on a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the quarter...
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.
  • Thousands of sausage products recalled [ZEIGLER]

    01/02/2019 10:18:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated: Tue 8:06 AM, Jan 01, 2019 | Staff
    SELMA, Ala. (CNN) - Thousands of pounds of sausage products may contain metal bits in them. Pixabay / MGN The U-S-D-A announced yesterday that R-L Zeigler Company has recalled nearly 12,000 pounds of its products. The recalled items include the 24-oz plastic packages of "Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" and its "Extra Hot Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" version. No word on how the metal pieces could have made it into the sausages and there are no reports of side effects to the products.